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Post-General FEC Reports Due Thursday, Dec. 6

The deadline for filing your Post-General FEC Report is this Thursday, December 6. Remember that this deadline applies to all 2018 general election candidates, party committees, and PACs. The Federal Election Commission posted a Tips for Treasurers explaining: All PACs, party committees and 2018 general election candidates must file a Post-General Report (30G) by Thursday, December 6. […]

Feature of the Month: How to File a Post-General Report

The Post-General Report for the 2018 cycle is due on December 6 and covers the period from October 18 through November 26. If you filed a Pre-General Report, you will also need to file a Post-General Report.  Below are a few helpful reminders that should make it easier to complete your reports in CrimsonFiler. Update […]

Check to See If It’s Time to File 48-Hour Notices

Since 2018 is an election year, there are a few extra filing requirements for candidate campaign committees. This includes filing 48-hour notices before both the primary and general elections. According to the FEC, 48-Hour Notices are filed for donations over $1,000 that are received less than 20 days but no more than 48 hours before […]

The Money Behind the GA-6 Special Election

On April 20, Georgians went to the polls in the special election for the sixth congressional district. The top two candidates emerging from the 18-person race were Jon Ossoff (D) and Karen Handel (R), and it is now on track to be the most expensive House race ever. Most media attention focused on the $8.3 […]

CMDI’s Founder & President on the 2016 Election Results

John Simms, the Founder & President of CMDI, recently shared his thoughts about the election results and predictions about what’s to come on Medium. An excerpt is below. When elected officials stop paying attention to voters, they are punished at the polls. They are rewarded with reelection when they do. That is the backbone of […]

Caging: What Happens to Political Donations Once You Mail Them?

  In the months leading up to a presidential election, you’ve probably noticed an increase in the political mail arriving at your home. While some of these pieces are educational, persuasion or Get Out The Vote mailers, the bulk of it is likely a request for a donation from a candidate or a PAC. Once you’ve […]